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James Burton

“There’s no time like now to build a business” says alumnus James Burton

Writing for University of Brighton student and graduate entrepreneurs, James Burton (Brighton Business School alumnus and beepurple Entrepreneur-in-Residence) offers some encouraging and supportive advice based on his own experience in business…  On 15 September 2008, Lehman Brothers, one of the world’s largest financial services companies, went bankrupt after the Federal Reserve declined to guarantee its…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Update on beepurple service

During the ongoing period of disruption caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19), beepurple is striving to maintain a normal entrepreneurship support service for students and graduates of the University of Brighton. Here is an update on how we are currently affected: One-to-one appointments continue to be available via telephone, Microsoft Teams (available free to all University of…

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Starting Up! Event featuring University of Brighton graduate entrepreneurs

One of the highlights of the beepurple calendar takes place on Wednesday 5 February. Starting Up! features four graduate entrepreneurs returning to the university to share the stories of their journeys so far and answer your questions. The event takes place off campus at 68 Middle Street, in Brighton’s Lanes, from 6.00pm to 8.30pm. There…

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Adam Haniver, Boxing Coach

Sports graduate to launch boxing product

University of Brighton alumnus Adam Haniver is set to launch a new training product for the boxing industry. Although the design is under wraps until it reaches the market, his sparring tool transforms the way boxers currently interact with their coach in the ring. “I’ve conceived a tool to help enhance the skill acquisition of…

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Will King with University of Brighton students

University of Brighton students take part in south coast innovation challenge

Nine University of Brighton students and recent graduates took part in an innovation challenge event at the University of Portsmouth. All of them regular attendees of beepurple’s entrepreneurial training programme, they joined students from four other south coast universities to solve real-world business challenges presented by Portsmouth football club. One competitive challenge involved reducing waste…

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seo workshop

Free workshop: Get Started With Website SEO

Date: Wednesday, 23 October 2019 Time: 5.30pm–7.30pm Location: Room G3, Mithras House, Moulsecoomb Booking is essential: Free for students, graduates and staff of the University of Brighton External guest tickets (limited) available at £20 About this workshop In this workshop you’ll discover the basics of search engine optimisation and how you can get your business found in Google….

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Interview with Leanne Northcott, founder of DLE English

Leanne Northcott studied Education at the University of Brighton, graduating in 2014. She recently founded DLE English, providing English language programmes to international students. Describe your business English language courses for international students. Offering bespoke course content, we try to follow the level the student has learnt previously and work from there. Our target market…

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Free workshop: ‘I Need a Business Idea! Idea Generation and Creative Thinking for Business’

Beepurple’s first workshop of the new academic year kicks off on Wednesday, 9 October 2019. Join us 5.30 pm–7.30 pm in Room G5, Mithras House, Moulsecoomb for a dive into idea generation, innovation and creative thinking. Booking is essential (FREE). In this workshop you’ll: Learn how to boost your creative thinking Discover the different types…

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Founder Chats with beepurple

New series of beepurple startup podcast released

The second series of the beepurple podcast, Founder Chats with beepurple, has just been released on Spotify, iTunes and Anchor to name a few. beepurple is the University of Brighton’s entrepreneurship support service. In this series our focus is on business growth, and we’ve interviewed the founders of some well-established businesses. First up is Darren…

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Interview with self-employed landscape photographer Matt Goddard

Matt Goddard studied Computing – Information Systems at the University of Brighton, graduating in 2000. After a career in IT, he changed direction and launched Matt Goddard Photography last year. See his work at Describe your business in a few sentences Sussex landscape photographer offering premium prints to the 30-65 demographic. Sole trader with…

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Review: UltraViolet 2018/19 Summer Startup Course

Last week saw the return of beepurple’s annual summer startup course, UltraViolet. The aim of the course, open to all students and graduates of the University of Brighton, is to equip participants with the skills, know-how and confidence to pursue their own entrepreneurial ideas. Participants arrived with a diverse range of ideas, from sole trader…

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mei and moosun

Interview with green entrepreneurs Student Plus

Mei Chun Huang and Moosun Yoo are two University of Brighton international graduates (2017). They are currently taking part in the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Visa programme, endorsed by the university to develop their business and make a local impact. Here they share some of their tips and experiences learned while working on their recycling…

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Product Design innovation showcase: help students show their ideas at New Designers event

beepurple magazine designer and Product Design student Luke Brookes writes about the creative ideas that his peers have come up with to tackle some of society’s most pressing social concerns. These students are currently fundraising to be able to show their work at London’s prestigious New Designers 2019. You can help them by donating or…

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Darren Burn

Interview with Darren Burn of

Brighton-based entrepreneur Darren Burn shares his business tips with beeepurple. Darren is co-founder of LGBT+ travel firm Describe your business in a few sentences provides tailor-made luxury travel with a focus on the LGBT+ community. Our sister company, Travel Gay, is an information resource for gay travellers all over the world. We are…

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grow your business

‘Grow Your Business’: Free workshop featuring top startups

Join beepurple on Wednesday 20 March (5.30–7.30pm) at Grand Parade Building, City Campus, for an exciting speaker panel featuring four top business owners. The event is free for students, graduates and staff of the University of Brighton, but space is limited and you must book your place in advance. Hear the stories of four mature…

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‘Grow Your Network’ – free speaker panel this week

Join beepurple this week at Mithras House, Moulsecoomb campus, for the opportunity to Grow Your Network and learn new things. Book free now. Four entrepreneurs will be sharing their experiences of building business relationships. They’ll reveal the top tips and bright ideas that have helped them get more out of networking. Plus you’ll have a…

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Mei and Moosun

Graduates aim to cut student waste

Two University of Brighton graduates are aiming to make student living more sustainable with their innovative recycling enterprise. Mei-Chun Huang, who studied MA Sustainable Design, and Moosun Yoo, who studied MA Fine Art, and are now developing their business under the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Visa Scheme, have founded re-upbrighton to stop unwanted furniture and homewares ending…

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Starting up

Special event to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week

We’re excited to invite all University of Brighton students and alumni to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week at beepurple’s annual highlight event, ‘Starting Up’. This free celebration takes place on Wednesday 14 November at Cockcroft Hall, Moulsecoomb (5.30pm–8.00pm). Book now. It features four University of Brighton graduates returning to tell the stories of their first years…

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Win one year’s free membership to The Projects – Brighton’s newest co-working space

Calling all graduate entrepreneurs! Enter for your chance to win one year’s free membership to The Projects – Brighton’s newest co-working space! The University of Brighton is very excited to be partnering with The Projects – a new co-working space which will house a unique community of formidable creatives, ambitious tech entrepreneurs and enterprising startups….

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beepurple will deliver support in new Eastbourne startup unit

The University of Brighton’s entrepreneurship support service, beepurple, is supporting a new student startup and entrepreneurial unit created at Eastbourne campus. The ‘Imaginarium’ is an internal business incubator conceived by Dr Ioannis S. Pantelidis, Principal Lecturer in the School of Sport and Service Management. beepurple will use the unit to deliver one-to-one support. “We want more…

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